The World's Fastest Indian

The World's Fastest Indian

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The World's Fastest Indian

From Roger Donaldson (Smash Palace), the true story of Burt Munro (Anthony Hopkins) from Invercargill who set out to set the land speed record at the ripe old age of 68.

Munro spent several decades building a modified classic Indian motorcycle. He did so on the cheap, using that famous Kiwi ingenuity, then headed to Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats, to attempt to brake the land speed record. Variety: "Tells the tale of a funny old coot who sets out to become the world's fastest motorcyclist at an age when most of his contemporaries are settling into rocking chairs."

Winner of 7 awards, including Best Film, Screenplay, Actor and Director, at the NZ Film Awards 2006.
2005Rating: PG127 minsUSA, New Zealand
AdventureDrama
Director:
Roger Donaldson ('The Recruit', 'Dante's Peak', 'Cocktail', 'Smash Palace', 'Sleeping Dogs')
Writer:
Roger Donaldson
Cast:
Anthony HopkinsDiane LaddPaul RodriguezBruce GreenwoodChris LawfordPhoebe FalconerGreg Johnson
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Reviews & comments

Piddling and prostate

Burt Munro was a genuinely interesting and fanatical speedster and we would have so much more enjoyed the film if they could just lift the comments away from continual peeing, prostate problems and urinating everywhere including the lemon tree. They seemed to have a fixation on the subject.

3.0
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Review

If you asked yourself afterwards 'if this movie was based on the story of a non-kiwi, and not made and set in NZ, would it be as good? The answer would have to be no.

A good movie for me involves universality of themes and storylines. Its harmless easy viewing, but as soon as you walk out the theatre doors its forgotton.

2.0
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My review

An exquisite film of human character and passion. As an american Kiwi I was moved by the respect for each person shown by this architypal Kiwi man and the director in creating the film. Thanks to all .

4.0
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My review

WOW! this really is a wonderful, even must see in my view. A story that's entertaining, funny in parts, nostalgic, emotional in parts (I saw men with weepy eyes when the lights came on) and gripping. And on top of that based on fact. Well acted and no criticism of the accent. Hopkins really fitted the role. No NZer should miss this one.

5.0
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Review

Great movie, a bit drawn out at times but worth it.Hopkins makes a mess of the accent but at least it was attempted. One of the few movies I will to see twice on the big screen.

4.0
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Review

I think this is a bit over-hyped in NZ becuase of the connection... but it is still very good.... just not the most amazing film ever made here.

Hopkins Kiwi accent is actually very good - only a kiwi would pick the slight variations.

The movie is quite funny, and uplifting, and worth a watch, but am unsure if the rest of the world...

2.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

The heart of the matter, the whimsically resilient personality of its subject, rings so true as to prevail over the script's ordinariness and silly indulgences...

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Sunday Star-Times

Sunday Star-Times

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Hopkin's Munro is a thoughtful and complete characterisation...

4.0
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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

This is not a great New Zealand film. But it's a bloody good one...

4.0
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Variety

Variety

press

The heart of the matter, the whimsically resilient personality of its subject, rings so true as to prevail over the script's ordinariness and silly indulgences...

0
Sunday Star-Times

Sunday Star-Times

press

Hopkin's Munro is a thoughtful and complete characterisation...

4.0
0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

This is not a great New Zealand film. But it's a bloody good one...

4.0
0

Piddling and prostate

Burt Munro was a genuinely interesting and fanatical speedster and we would have so much more enjoyed the film if they could just lift the comments away from continual peeing, prostate problems and urinating everywhere including the lemon tree. They seemed to have a fixation on the subject.

3.0
0

Review

If you asked yourself afterwards 'if this movie was based on the story of a non-kiwi, and not made and set in NZ, would it be as good? The answer would have to be no.

A good movie for me involves universality of themes and storylines. Its harmless easy viewing, but as soon as you walk out the theatre doors its forgotton.

2.0
0

My review

An exquisite film of human character and passion. As an american Kiwi I was moved by the respect for each person shown by this architypal Kiwi man and the director in creating the film. Thanks to all .

4.0
0

My review

WOW! this really is a wonderful, even must see in my view. A story that's entertaining, funny in parts, nostalgic, emotional in parts (I saw men with weepy eyes when the lights came on) and gripping. And on top of that based on fact. Well acted and no criticism of the accent. Hopkins really fitted the role. No NZer should miss this one.

5.0
0

Review

Great movie, a bit drawn out at times but worth it.Hopkins makes a mess of the accent but at least it was attempted. One of the few movies I will to see twice on the big screen.

4.0
0

Review

I think this is a bit over-hyped in NZ becuase of the connection... but it is still very good.... just not the most amazing film ever made here.

Hopkins Kiwi accent is actually very good - only a kiwi would pick the slight variations.

The movie is quite funny, and uplifting, and worth a watch, but am unsure if the rest of the world...

2.0
0